Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meet Ashley {A Guest Post}

Today I wanted to introduce you to Ashley. She is truly, such a beautiful person both inside and out. She has an awesome word for you today that I think you will love and be encouraged by as much as I was. 

I would love for you to click over to her blog and get to know her more. Also read about her Give Love Sparks that she does each Friday. Little challenges/ideas for you to show someone love in a small, thoughtful, uplifting way. I just love her heart behind this. Be sure to check out her blog tomorrow for her next Give Love Spark and make a difference in someones day! 

* I've closed comments so that you will head over to her blog, click that follow button {you'll want to!} and say hello to her!



Hey there! My name is Ashley Marie Wilson and I blog over at La Luce. I'm a wife, artist and lover of Jesus.
 
When Laura asked me to guest post I was so totally honored. I adore Laura's spirit and heart so much and she is someone I am truly thankful to have connected with. She has been a blessing not only to me but many others. I already warned her that the day I meet her she will get THE BIGGEST hug ever. When she asked me to guest post I asked God what He wanted me to share. He has been teaching me so much about nurturing and pursuing the gifts that He has placed in each and everyone of us. This post that I wrote about then came to my heart and I wanted to to share it with you....
Your gift will make room for you in this world.
Every single person has a gift... a talent, a role, a purpose. 
Prepared for us by God. 
Meaning...
Nobody can take it away.
Nobody can steal it.
Nobody else can fill it.
But you.
Our beautiful, all-knowing God already qualified YOU to do it. He trusted you, even already knowing everything about you.

When I fully let that truth seep into my spirit, I realized why there is no need for:
comparison.
competition.
pressure.
feelings of inadequacy.
feelings of inferiority.
copying.
jealousy.
letting a lack of education or money stop you.
seeing someone else's success and being intimidated.
losing hope in your vision.
lack of confidence.

If we walk in any of those feelings it is out of fear.
Even if it looks like everyone is doing so much around you...do not feel discouraged. There is a space just for you. 

Whatever it is that you feel a fire and passion for doing.
Whatever it is that you naturally operate best doing.
Whatever it is that God keeps encouraging you to do.
Whatever it is that tugs on spirit that you can't ignore. 
THAT is your gift.
Don't waste another day not developing it, nurturing it, and changing the world with it.

It can be art, business, charity, designing, teaching, fashion, encouraging, managing... whatever it is inside of you, it is yours, and you have the blessing and the responsibility to run with it boldly. I'm running as I write... ;)
"A man's gift makes room for him... - Proverbs 18:16"